OILERS RECALL OSCAR KLEFBOM

The Edmonton Oilers recalled defenseman Oscar Klefbom today, as they placed Benoit Pouliot on the IR. ALL Oilers transactions at this point are going to be followed closely with an eye to the big trade. Klefbom has played very well in OKC this year (9GP, 1-7-8 +10) but has been uneven in his NHL time (2GP, 0-0-0 -2). It has been assumed that Klefbom would be a big part of Edmonton’s future blue, so a trade seems unlikely.

During his short NHL career, Klefbom has been paired most often with Justin Schultz.

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  1. Woodguy says:

    Gregor is intimidating that Jultz will be scratched in NAS, Nikitin moved to 3RD.

    As much as I like that idea, sitting Jultz now means they are not shopping him.

    Interesting times.

  2. Woodguy says:

    Maybe a prospective team wants to see Klef play vs. NHL comp before they trade for him.

    Interesting times.

  3. Lowetide says:

    McKenzie said earlier EDM is fine with their blue but are looking hard for G and C.

  4. Concur says:

    With the possibility of a trade being imminent I would bet on the future of Klefbom or Marincin before Shultz

  5. Showerhead says:

    I know Pouliot is an easy IR but with Klefbom’s recall during “WE’RE TRADING SOMEONE” week, you kind of have to speculate about Marincin’s future. Maybe even Schultz.

  6. linkfromhyrule says:

    Lowetide: McKenzie said earlier EDM is fine with their blue but are looking hard for G and C.

    Welp, we’re boned. McKenzie said MacT likes what we have on paper. It’s too bad they play on ice. The D has been atrocious and he is fine with it? Man. I guess he must be banking on the future here..?

  7. hockeyguy10 says:

    Woodguy:
    Gregor is intimidating that Jultz will be scratched in NAS, Nikitin moved to 3RD.

    As much as I like that idea, sitting Jultz now means they are not shopping him.

    Interesting times.

    If they sit Schultz tomorrow they are finally taking a step in the right direction.

  8. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide:
    McKenzie said earlier EDM is fine with their blue but are looking hard for G and C.

    Everyone is saying Jultz is on the table.

    If the Oilers are fine with their D then Katz should clean house tomorrow.

    They don’t have 1 LHD that plays top 4 on any other NHL team.

    LD is still a need.

    They may trade a young LD to get a C and a F to get a LD.

    Interesting times.

  9. leadfarmer says:

    What GM is going to give anything of significance for Schultz? At best I could see him going for a struggling prospect or another struggling player.

    I hope the Goalie they are looking at can cover defensive breakdown, clear his own crease, and get the puck up ice as well as stop the puck. He will also need to get the puck in the other teams net. Thunderous bodychecks is a plus.

  10. Pouzar says:

    linkfromhyrule: Welp, we’re boned. McKenzie said MacT likes what we have on paper. It’s too bad they play on ice. The D has been atrocious and he is fine with it? Man. I guess he must be banking on the future here..?

    Translation: It’s the least shitty situation by a half a tick on the shit stick meter than the other two.

  11. "Frank The Dog" says:

    Maybe Dallas has been doing MacT’s bidding on Schultz and maybe MacT’s finally listening to Dallas that Schultz is a liability right now.

  12. blainer says:

    Lowetide:
    McKenzie said earlier EDM is fine with their blue but are looking hard for G and C.

    Lol… that is how we we finish last. If Mact thinks that its mcDavid or Eichel for sure. I think they are sitting Shultz because they want to see Klef on the PP and maybe just maybe they are starting to hold the correct people accountable.. I like the idea. lets see what Klef has on the PP.

  13. blainer says:

    leadfarmer:
    What GM is going to give anything of significance for Schultz?At best I could see him going for a struggling prospect or another struggling player.

    I hope the Goalie they are looking at can cover defensive breakdown, clear his own crease, and get the puck up ice as well as stop the puck.He will also need to get the puck in the other teams net. Thunderous bodychecks is a plus.

    Lol… well said.. what a mess here with Mickey Mouse..

  14. godot10 says:

    McDavid, nor Eichel, will sign with Edmonton if Lowe and MacT are still in charge. Just like Babcock or any competent NHL coach will never sign to work with the OIlers as long as those two are in charge.

    Eichel can just say he likes college.

    McDavid will just put the screws to Bettman and Katz.

    Katz has to clean house. It is a really dangerous game that Katz is playing.

  15. "Frank The Dog" says:

    I cannot comprehend that they are deliberately losing. It just seems like that because the core problem has not been dealt with, whatever that might be.

  16. godot10 says:

    “Frank The Dog”:
    I cannot comprehend that they are deliberately losing. It just seems like that because the core problem has not been dealt with, whatever that might be.

    The only players that predate MacT’s return to the organization are Hall, Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle, and Petry. All the coaches are new.

    He was in the room when Schultz was being recruited, and part of the management team when Yakupov was picked.

    If you think the four holdovers are the problem, I have some swampland in Florida.

  17. Ca$h-Money! says:

    godot10,

    I don’t think Eichel will choose to stay in college vs. join the Oilers. I understand that it’s not the best franchise to join, but his last 3 years in college he will make $0. If he went to the Oilers in that same span of time he would make approximately $10,000,000.

    I’d take $10million to play for a bad team rather than $0. I think most people would too.

  18. PaperDesigner says:

    godot10:
    McDavid, nor Eichel, will sign with Edmonton if Lowe and MacT are still in charge.Just like Babcock or any competent NHL coach will never sign to work with the OIlers as long as those two are in charge.

    Eichel can just say he likes college.

    McDavid will just put the screws to Bettman and Katz.

    Katz has to clean house.It is a really dangerous game that Katz is playing.

    You know, the problem with this line of thinking is that this rarely happens. The last time we had a teenager sit out from an organization it was Eric Lindros, and that was 1991. That’s over twenty years ago! Instead, we’ve hard a strong march of teenagers offer platitudes about their new, inept organizations as being “young teams” with a “great future” that they can “fit in on”. I mean, if constant failure drove them away, why haven’t any young top-end prospects rebelled against Florida? They’ve been consistently incompetent (albeit with the occasional playoff reprieve) for much longer than Edmonton.

    The bottom line is most teenagers are just happy to be in the league. Most players don’t go, “oh crap, I better win something before my career is over” until they’re into about their mid to late twenties, and they begin to wonder if they are closer to the end of their career than the beginning.

    Besides, if you’re McDavid or Eichel… you’d probably much rather end up in Edmonton than Buffalo, which is a team that seems like even more of a mess than our local team.

    Honestly, I think this is just the constant failure beginning to cause paranoia. It’s understandable, but still not even remotely realistic.

  19. Dicky94 says:

    They should try Shultz on the wing for a few games. His defensive game might be better at the forward position. It would be funny also watching him dodge all the hits.

  20. Woodguy says:

    leadfarmer:
    What GM is going to give anything of significance for Schultz?At best I could see him going for a struggling prospect or another struggling player.

    I hope the Goalie they are looking at can cover defensive breakdown, clear his own crease, and get the puck up ice as well as stop the puck.He will also need to get the puck in the other teams net. Thunderous bodychecks is a plus.

    Never underestimate fame as a driver of value in the NHL.

    Many teams would also look at Jultz and think “30 teams chased him as a FA. Oilers wrecked him because they are awful. We can fix him”

  21. Lowetide says:

    Showerhead:
    I know Pouliot is an easy IR but with Klefbom’s recall during “WE’RE TRADING SOMEONE” week, you kind of have to speculate about Marincin’s future. Maybe even Schultz.

    Yes. Although Schultz stays because Woodguy will go crazy and that might be fun. Marincin and Petry for Jack Johnson! 🙂

  22. Woodguy says:

    PaperDesigner: You know, the problem with this line of thinking is that this rarely happens. The last time we had a teenager sit out from an organization it was Eric Lindros, and that was 1991. That’s over twenty years ago! Instead, we’ve hard a strong march of teenagers offer platitudes about their new, inept organizations as being “young teams” with a “great future” that they can “fit in on”. I mean, if constant failure drove them away, why haven’t any young top-end prospects rebelled against Florida? They’ve been consistently incompetent (albeit with the occasional playoff reprieve) for much longer than Edmonton.

    The bottom line is most teenagers are just happy to be in the league. Most players don’t go, “oh crap, I better win something before my career is over” until they’re into about their mid to late twenties, and they begin to wonder if they are closer to the end of their career than the beginning.

    Besides, if you’re McDavid or Eichel… you’d probably much rather end up in Edmonton than Buffalo, which is a team that seems like even more of a mess than our local team.

    Honestly, I think this is just the constant failure beginning to cause paranoia. It’s understandable, but still not even remotely realistic.

    Oilers have lost 7 in a row and said they are trying to win this year.

    BUF has won 3 in a row and *everyone* knows they are tanking.

    Which org is more of a mess?

  23. godot10 says:

    Ca$h-Money!:
    godot10,

    I don’t think Eichel will choose to stay in college vs. join the Oilers. I understand that it’s not the best franchise to join, but his last 3 years in college he will make $0.If he went to the Oilers in that same span of time he would make approximately $10,000,000.

    I’d take $10million to play for a bad team rather than $0.I think most people would too.

    If he makes his bonuses. The guarenteed money is only about $1 million per season. And Eichel would be losing multi-millions in endorsement money that he would get in a US market as an American Sydney Crosby. Eichel can probably earn far more from off-ice deals than from the NHL paycheque in the right market.

    Ditto McDavid.

  24. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide: Yes. Although Schultz stays because Woodguy will go crazy and that might be fun. Marincin and Petry for Jack Johnson!

    Damn you.

  25. Woodguy says:

    Rob Soria was on LT’s show today.

    He’s from the BOS area and says Eichel has already indicated that he wants to stay at Boston College for a 2nd year (where he’s a God)

    The Oilers will get the 2nd overall pick just so this situation can play out.

    The Gords demand it.

  26. godot10 says:

    I’m becoming convinced that the Oilers are going “through the looking glass” this year. The tipping point. The meme of Lowe’s and MacT’s incompetence and the organization as toxic is going viral.

    The Leon that Katz really needs is The Professional.

  27. spoiler says:

    Woodguy: He’s from the BOS area and says Eichel has already indicated that he wants to stay at Boston College for a 2nd year (where he’s a God)

    Is he transferring schools? I think the girlz at BU are gonna be pissed.

  28. Lowetide says:

    Woodguy:
    Rob Soria was on LT’s show today.

    He’s from the BOS area and says Eichel has already indicated that he wants to stay at Boston College for a 2nd year (where he’s a God)

    The Oilers will get the 2nd overall pick just so this situation can play out.

    The Gords demand it.

    It was Alex Thomas. Eichel goes to BU.

  29. spoiler says:

    godot10: If he makes his bonuses. The guarenteed money is only about $1 million per season. And Eichel would be losing multi-millions in endorsement money that he would get in a US market as an American Sydney Crosby. Eichel can probably earn far more from off-ice deals than from the NHL paycheque in the right market.

    He has to become an American Sydney Crosby first. No big endorsement money is going to be available during his ELC and you know it.

  30. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide: It was Alex Thomas. Eichel goes to BU.

    I haven’t even been drinking.

    Fantastic.

  31. Woodguy says:

    spoiler: Is he transferring schools?I think the girlz at BU are gonna be pissed.

    BC is wrong.

    I will get it wrong again.

  32. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide: It was Alex Thomas. Eichel goes to BU.

    Alex Thomas.

    That’s why I didn’t cringe throughout the interview.

  33. Woodguy says:

    spoiler: He has to become an American Sydney Crosby first. No big endorsement money is going to be available during his ELC and you know it.

    In Godot’s world Hall doesn’t sign for anything less than $7.5MM a few years ago, Dmen who don’t bring points are worth $6.5M and Americans care about 17 year old hockey players.

  34. spoiler says:

    Woodguy: BC is wrong.

    I will get it wrong again.

    No worries, bro. It’s more important to get the big things right than the little details. And you do very well at the big stuff.

  35. spoiler says:

    Woodguy: In Godot’s world Hall doesn’t sign for anything less than $7.5MM a few years ago, Dmen who don’t bring points are worth $6.5M and Americans care about 17 year old hockey players.

    Yeah I know. Lately though, he’s almost been entering the realm of self-parody.

  36. Numenius says:

    Woodguy:

    intimidating

    I say bring it on. Benching Schultz doesn’t scare me.

  37. GCW_69 says:

    Woodguy: Everyone is saying Jultz is on the table.

    If the Oilers are fine with their D then Katz should clean house tomorrow.

    How often is Bobby Mac wrong about this kind of stuff? Remember, this would be coming from the same guy who was satisfied with his centre depth when the rest of the universe knew it would lead to disaster.

  38. Bruce McCurdy says:

    Dicky94:
    They should try Shultz on the wing for a few games. His defensive game might be better at the forward position. It would be funny also watching him dodge all the hits.

    I see Schultz as a potential centre more than winger. In the unlikely case that he does get the push up front, I think he’s more of the (rare) Red Kelly/Paul Reinhart tree than the, uhhh, Marty McSorley tree.

  39. book¡je says:

    Woodguy: Oilers have lost 7 in a row and said they are trying to win this year.

    BUF has won 3 in a row and *everyone* knows they are tanking.

    Which org is more of a mess?

    I’m pretty sure it must be Buffalo because they can’t even achieve losing which is way easier than winning.

  40. oliveoilers says:

    Maybe Carolina would be good dancing partners…..

  41. Магия 10 says:

    linkfromhyrule: McKenzie said MacT likes what we have on paper. It’s too bad they play on ice.

    For playing on paper I’d recommend a dry scrape.

  42. book¡je says:

    Bruce McCurdy: I see Schultz as a potential centre more than winger. In the unlikely case that he does get the push up front, I think he’s more of the (rare) Red Kelly/Paul Reinhart tree than the, uhhh, Marty McSorley tree.

    That would be awesome if Moving Schultz to the 2nd line centre position solved all of the Oilers issues!

  43. Dicky94 says:

    Bruce McCurdy,

    Ya your right. It wouldn’t hurt to try it. Here we are all worried about our depth at center and making trades when we have a potential superstar center playing d. That would be the Oilers luck. Ha ha…..they should seriously try it though.

  44. Магия 10 says:

    book¡je: That would be awesome if Moving Schultz to the 2nd line centre position solved all of the Oilers issues!

    Just need a centre who belongs at D. Give them the right system and they’ll never know.

  45. Pouzar says:

    Eric Rodgers ‏@ericrsports 47s47 seconds ago
    #OKCBarons lines:
    Pakarinen-Lander-Pitlick
    C.Hamilton-Yakimov-Miller
    Moroz-Lain-Ford
    Ewanyk-Khaira-Kessy

  46. Pouzar says:

    I am willing to bet OKC’s best lineup wouldn’t lose 7 in a row in the NHL. #onlyhalfjoking

  47. Pouzar says:

    #OKCBarons d-pairs:
    Davidson-Hunt
    Musil-Oesterle
    Simpson-Gernat
    Brossoit in net

  48. leadfarmer says:

    Woodguy,

    Yeah, but they wouldn’t want to give up much to “fix” him. Most players that need fixing don’t bring that much back in return.

  49. Walter Sobchak says:

    Woodguy: Oilers have lost 7 in a row and said they are trying to win this year.

    BUF has won 3 in a row and *everyone* knows they are tanking.

    Which org is more of a mess?

    Ha. I like that
    Both goalies have 800 SV% , It has to be the goalie coach…

    Both goalies have 800 SV %, It has to be the Centre….

  50. Магия 10 says:

    “During his short NHL career, Klefbom has been paired most often with Justin Schultz”

    The good news is that Jultz isn’t immune to being HS. The bad news is they’re calling Klef up to keep him company in the press box.

  51. linkfromhyrule says:

    Pouzar:
    I am willing to bet OKC’s best lineup wouldn’t lose 7 in a row in the NHL. #onlyhalfjoking

    They’d probably win against the Oilers

  52. KSC10032 says:

    What about the possibility of Nikitin being deemed “injured” enough to go on IR?

    What would the cap ramifications be @ this?

  53. Woodguy says:

    leadfarmer:
    Woodguy,

    Yeah, but they wouldn’t want to give up much to “fix” him.Most players that need fixing don’t bring that much back in return.

    Fame.
    Makes a man take things over
    Fame
    Lets him loose, hard to swallow
    Fame
    Puts you there where things are hollow
    Fame
    Fame
    It’s not your brain, it’s just the flame
    That burns your change to keep you insane
    Fame

  54. Melman says:

    Bruce McCurdy: I see Schultz as a potential centre more than winger. In the unlikely case that he does get the push up front, I think he’s more of the (rare) Red Kelly/Paul Reinhart tree than the, uhhh, Marty McSorley tree.

    Umm I think you mean Rob Schremp

  55. Lowetide says:

    Woodguy: Fame.
    Makes a man take things over
    Fame
    Lets him loose, hard to swallow
    Fame
    Puts you there where things are hollow
    Fame
    Fame
    It’s not your brain, it’s just the flame
    That burns your change to keep you insane
    Fame

    I remember the DAY I bought that .45. My Dad hated that song. So I bought the album. 🙂

  56. Kmart99 says:

    McDavid made it clear in an interview that he has no respect for draft picks that refuse to play for the team that drafted them( *cough*Jultz*cough*) It’s a stretch I know, but I just wish Jultz played harder.
    I’m not worried at all about McDavid refusing to play for the Oil.

  57. Kmart99 says:

    Bruce McCurdy: I see Schultz as a potential centre more than winger. In the unlikely case that he does get the push up front, I think he’s more of the (rare) Red Kelly/Paul Reinhart tree than the, uhhh, Marty McSorley tree.

    Agreed. Most of his best defensive work is done on the back check anyway. Just put him out there at Centre and tell him “Don’t do ANYTHING differently.” All of a sudden his pinches make sense and he’s always hovering in the high slot but ready to back check. He’s the first forward back always, but never the first skater.

    Who knows… Or maybe he sucks no matter where you put him.

  58. Oilanderp says:

    No.

  59. Buddy says:

    Woodguy: They don’t have 1 LHD that plays top 4 on any other NHL team.

    I’m not sure they have 1 D that plays top 6 on any other NHL team.

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